‘Defund the Police’ was another mistake that Florida didn’t make.
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rime is skyrocketing across the country — but not in Florida. After the Covid-19 pandemic started and the George Floyd killing led to riots in one city after another, many local officials embraced “Defund the Police” and other soft-on-crime approaches, with disastrous results. But in Florida, Democrats and Republicans alike realized that personal safety is an overriding human need. And they delivered. That is another reason that residents of other states are voting with their feet and moving to the Free State of Florida.
The “Defund the Police” movement began in 2020 with self-designated “autonomous zones,” where police were barred from …